“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Meditation in Everyday Life

with David Perrin

February 2nd—February 23rd

This introductory course combines technique and teaching in a supportive, communal setting to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice. Continue »

Qigong Workshop Levels I & II

with Cynthia Spencer

February 4th—February 5th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing practice of Qigong, the ancient Taoist practice of energy cultivation and circulation. Continue »

Winter Weekthün

with Acharya Richard John

February 20th—February 26th

Shambhala New York is pleased to offer a second urban weekthün in 2017. Join at the early bird rate before the end of the year! Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Natalie Baker

March 3rd—March 5th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

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    A 7-Point Practice Plan for the Engaged Meditator

    It is my view that the practice of mindfulness meditation cannot fully occur without directly engaging in society. Here is a 7-point practice plan for staying healthy, mindful, and engaged in the coming year.

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    David Nichtern: The Power of Stillness – Podcast 126


    Sometimes we’re running fast, in an effort to run away from ourselves. But we can be still. By simply giving ourselves space and time to work with our mind, natural intelligence and peace can arise.

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    Double Your Donation: Gifts Matched Through 12/31

    Dear Community – As of this evening, Saturday, December 31, we are just $5,406 away from our year-end fundraising goal of $99,000. Please make a donation today to help us close the gap and reach the finish line: This campaign has been our most successful to date, and 2016 itself has been a tremendous year … Continue